Saturday, 3rd December 2016

Offshore
24 Common Scoters west, 19 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Auk sp. east.

Others 
500 Pink-footed Geese, 450 Wigeons, 2 Gadwalls, 800 Teal, 2 Goldeneyes, 600 Lapwings, 14 Black-tailed Godwits, 160 Turnstones, 250 Dunlins, 9 Snipe, 4 Stock Doves, 2 Cettis Warblers, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Rock Pipits, 50 Linnets and 35 Twite.
 
 Lapwings
 
 Redshank

Ringing 
1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackbird, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch and 1 Twite.
 
 Twite

Friday, 2nd December 2016

A 3CY Caspian Gull was found on the tip this afternoon.

Caspian Gull

Offshore 
1 Wigeon, 30 Common Scoters west, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers west and 2 Great Crested Grebes.

Others
500 Pink-footed Geese, 480 Wigeons, 2 Gadwalls, 800 Teal, 6 Goldeneyes, 1 Little Egret, 800 Lapwings, 19 Black-tailed Godwits, 140 Turnstones, 250 Dunlins, 1 3CY Caspian Gull, 1 Merlin, 6 Bearded Tits, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Stonechats, 5 Rock Pipits, 50 Linnet and 35 Twite.
 
 Caspian Gull

Little Gull

Thursday, 1st December 2016

Offshore
23 Common Scoters west, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers west, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Guillemot east and 6 Auk sp. east.

Others
700 Pink-footed Geese, 480 Wigeons, 2 Gadwalls, 800 Teal, 4 Goldeneyes, 1 Little Egret, 11 Golden Plovers, 600 Lapwings, 33 Ringed Plovers, 52 Sanderlings, 130 Dunlins, 2 Stock Doves, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 4 Bearded Tits, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Stonechats, 1 Grey Wagtail, 35 Twite and 35 Goldfinch.
 
 Little Grebe

Gadwall

Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Offshore 
3 Shelducks east, 18 Common Scoters west, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Auk sp. east.

Grounded Migrants 
55 Fieldfares and 80 Redwings.

Others
800 Pink-footed Geese, 400 Wigeons, 2 Gadwalls, 750 Teal, 6 Shovelers, 5 Goldeneyes, 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 600 Lapwings, 150 Turnstones, 450 Dunlins, 1 Peregrine, 6 Bearded Tits, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Stonechats, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Twite and 28 Goldfinch.
 
 Wigeon
 
 Bearded Tit

Gadwall

Tuesday, 29th November 2016

The Siberian Chiffchaff was trapped and ringed along with the collybita Chiffchaff today.

Offshore 
2 Shelducks east, 29 Common Scoters west, 17 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 3 Auk sp. east.

Visible Migration
4 Fieldfares south and 12 Redwings south.

Others 
4 Whooper Swans, 750 Pink-footed Geese, 470 Wigeons, 750 Teal, 4 Goldeneyes, 2 Little Egrets, 800 Lapwings, 29 Ringed Plovers, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 130 Turnstones, 180 Dunlins, 12 Snipe, 1 Merlin, 1 Raven, 2 Bearded Tits, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechats, 1 Grey Wagtail and 11 Twite. 

Bearded Tit

Ringing
2 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Chiffchaff.
 
 Chiffchaff
 
 
Siberian Chiffchaff

Monday, 28th November 2016

The third Siberian Chiffchaff of the Autumn was found today. It was heard calling near one of our feeding stations and watched feeding with a collybita Chiffchaff which had been present for about a week. The bird is in an area with no public access.

Siberian Chiffchaff (left) & Collybita Chiffchaff (right)

Offshore
41 Common Scoters west, 16 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 1 Guillemot.

Grounded Migrants
1 Siberian Chiffchaff.
 
 Siberian Chiffchaff

Others
800 Pink-footed Geese, 425 Wigeons, 2 Gadwalls, 750 Teal, 4 Goldeneyes, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers,1 Bittern, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Water Rails, 40 Golden Plovers, 750 Lapwings, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 175 Turnstones, 300 Dunlins, 1 Woodcock, 7 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Long-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 4 Bearded Tits, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechats and 4 Rock Pipits.

Ringing
2 Pied Wagtails and 7 Greenfinch.
 
 Pied Wagtail

Sunday, 27th November 2016

Offshore
14 Common Scoters west, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers east, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Guillemots east and 12 Auk sp. east.

Others
500 Pink-footed Geese, 515 Wigeons, 2 Gadwalls, 800 Teal, 5 Goldeneyes, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Little Egrets, 9 Golden Plovers, 465 Lapwings, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 130 Turnstones, 250 Dunlins, 1 Jack Snipe, 28 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl, 6 Bearded Tits, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Stonechats, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Water Pipit, 50 Linnets and 11 Twite.
 
 Little Egrets

Gadwall

Ringing
1 Bearded Tit (the second male) and 3 Reed Buntings.
 
 Bearded Tit